I was shocked and saddened by the news last month, that Mike Thalassitis, of Love Island fame, had been found dead - aged just 26. For those who are unfamiliar with Mike Thalassitis, and/or Love Island - Mike appeared in season three of the ITV2 hit show - which sends singletons, looking for love, to … Continue reading A word for your thoughts?
Purging plastic… is it even possible?
Last Friday, I was challenged by George Smith, presenter of the 'The Friday Night Takeover', on BBC Radio Lincolnshire - to cut down on my use of plastic (well, as much as possible), for an entire week. Listen to George and I discussing the challenge here. Skip to 42.10 for our little chat - but do … Continue reading Purging plastic… is it even possible?
Pick ‘n Mix to a Pension Plan… help.
A huge part of growing up is learning how to successfully manage your money. Like many other things associated with adulthood, I'm not a fan. It's even worse than the price of toilet roll - now THAT is a national farce. Why may you ask? Not because I don't think it's important, or because I'm … Continue reading Pick ‘n Mix to a Pension Plan… help.
Has aggression become institutionalised?
Whilst driving home from work on Monday, I approached a junction, and paused as I considered whether or not it was safe to pull out. As I was glancing from left to right, I was pipped by the driver of a large Range Rover, just behind me. I looked into my rear-view mirror and watched … Continue reading Has aggression become institutionalised?
You’re doing your dissertation on… what sorry?
I turn 22 today. How the hell that has happened, I will never know. It's odd, because even though it's (obviously) only one year older than 21... it feels MUCH more senior in so many different ways. Allow me to explain. 22 feels... properly adult - you know? There's more responsibility, maturity and fundamentally - … Continue reading You’re doing your dissertation on… what sorry?
Is Science Sexist?
In 2017, women made up 24% of those who were employed within STEM-based industries in the UK (WISE, 2017). In 2016/17, just 24% of STEM graduates were female (STEM Women, 2017). Now, I'm no statistician, but even I can see a link, and a huge disparity, for that matter. ‘STEM’, for those unfamiliar with the … Continue reading Is Science Sexist?
The alternative Christmas ‘To-Do’ List.
Just in case you didn’t already know… IT’S CHRISTMAS IN FIVE DAYS. I may be 21, but I can assure you, the excitement is still VERY real. As many of you will know, I’m currently working in M&S - and it’s pretty busy right now, to say the very least. I’ve seen endless people rushing … Continue reading The alternative Christmas ‘To-Do’ List.
My biggest failure? Ironically – it came from a pass…
In September 2015, just over three years ago, like many other 18-year-olds - I took my driving test. It was a shock to many (none more so than myself) that I passed first time. I left for university a week or so after this unexpected achievement, and wouldn’t drive again until after graduation. Not because … Continue reading My biggest failure? Ironically – it came from a pass…
Why it’s more important than ever before – that we remember them.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun, and in the morning We will remember them. ‘For the Fallen’, Laurence Binyon, 1914. This November marks one hundred years since the end of the First World … Continue reading Why it’s more important than ever before – that we remember them.
Listen to a stranger. It’ll teach you something no classroom ever could.
Last night I experienced something totally unique. I was catching a train home from London Kings Cross to Grantham. Not an exceptional activity by any means, I’ve done it many times - it’s a direct route, and the train normally departs from platform 4 or 5. I had reserved a seat, but saw that a … Continue reading Listen to a stranger. It’ll teach you something no classroom ever could.